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June 4th, 2009

08:09 am - Support Obama on health care reform
On Wednesday, President Obama reaffirmed his support for a public health insurance option--the key piece of health care reform that will provide coverage for all Americans and help bring costs down.

But as the health care fight heats up, right-wing lobbyists and conservatives in Congress are working hard to kill the public health insurance option.

I signed a petition today telling Congress I stand with Obama on health care reform. Can you join me at the link below?



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May 18th, 2009

09:44 pm - I have linguistic intelligence
Ya know, I agree with most of this. But I never did pick up foreign languages very well.

Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


12% Logical, 20% Spatial, 65% Linguistic, 37% Intrapersonal, 8% Interpersonal, 41% Musical, 14% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 18% Naturalistic!

"Verbal-linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words and dates. They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and via discussion and debate. They are also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and oration or persuasive speaking. Those with verbal-linguistic intelligence learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include writers, lawyers, philosophers, journalists, politicians and teachers." (Wikipedia)

Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test
at HelloQuizzy

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April 29th, 2009

04:23 pm - Stop Forced Arbitration
Recently, I've been learning about a dangerous way for employers and companies to avoid being accountable to employees and consumers. I'm talking about forced arbitration - a practice which traps employees and consumers into waiving their rights to sue, participate in a class-action lawsuit, or to appeal an unfair resolution to a conflict.

Forced arbitration clauses are buried into the fine print of contracts and terms of agreements for employment, insurance, home-building, car loans and leases, credit cards, nursing facilities, and more - clauses that people like you and I are agreeing to every day!

Thankfully, there is already legislation moving through Congress to put an end to forced arbitration. The Arbitration Fairness Act would disallow employers and companies from using forced arbitration in civil rights, employment, consumer, or franchise disputes.

Join me in asking members of Congress to support the Arbitration Fairness Act, which will end the practice of forcing employees and consumers to sign away their rights to legal protections and access to courts.

Sign our petition today:


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April 3rd, 2009

09:26 pm - Health Care For All
We can guarantee healthcare for all if we give every American the freedom to choose between keeping their private insurance - if they have any - and a universally available public healthcare option like Medicare.

Last Thursday, Gov. Howard Dean challenged us to gather 10,000 supporters for the campaign by Friday night and we did it! Then on Saturday, DFA members did it again. On Sunday? Another 10,000 signers. On Monday, our friends at TrueMajority joined the cause bringing 20,000 more supporters onboard in one day.

Great news, but we aren't even close to done.

This is the biggest issue campaign DFA has ever undertaken. Our goal: Get 250,000 petition signatures and deliver them personally to every member of Congress before Obama's healthcare legislation gets out of committee. Delivering the petition is only the beginning of this aggressive campaign which will include neighborhood canvasses, congressional meetings, calls, rallies, and targeted ads to move the message in the media.

We need all hands on deck to win.

ADD YOUR NAME NOW -- THEN SEND IT TO A FRIEND! http://standwithdrdean.com/dfa2

HMO's and Insurance Companies are already working to stop us. They may have lobbyists and money, but they don't have the American people on their side -- and with your help, we're going to prove it.

Please add your name today and then get at least two more friends, family, or co-workers to join you. Will you be one of the many Americans who will fight with us to guarantee healthcare for all?


Thank you for everything you do.

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March 28th, 2009

08:17 pm - Your favorite recipes with fresh oregano and sage?
I just received a large quantity of fresh herbs and was looking for some cooking inspiration. I would appreciate getting recipe ideas from you for using fresh oregano and sage. Thanks for sharing.

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March 8th, 2009

10:43 pm - This is my Harry Potter character

Your result for The Mega Harry Potter Character Test...

Hermione Granger

Don't fight it...it is who you are!

You are super intelligent and try to help the world. Not just witches and wizards, but also house eleves. You are the natural born healer.

Take The Mega Harry Potter Character Test
at HelloQuizzy

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March 1st, 2009

05:18 pm - Quality, affordable health care for all THIS YEAR!
Sign the Petition
Full petition text:

"Don't let the insurance lobbyists delay health care any longer. In this economic crisis, we can't afford NOT to pass quality, affordable health care for all this year."


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February 24th, 2009

09:50 pm - The next cool book I want to read soon...
...is called Palimpsest. Just recently came out so I'll have to pony up the cash if I can't be patient enough for the library to get it. I loves me an author who is gifted at the turn of phrase and whose writing is fluid and lyrical.

More about this book can be found here:

Current Mood: irritatedimpatient

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February 21st, 2009

09:41 am - Good News
The state legislature rejected Schwarzenneger's proposal to extend sales tax to veterinary services!
Current Mood: relievedrelieved

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February 18th, 2009

09:48 pm - For Californians
The following is an excerpt from a California paper. I think every pet lover should take a moment and call following number to voice disapproval.

California Gov Schwarzenegger seems to think taking pets to the vet is a luxury. Evidently our Governor feels that one way to raise money for the state in these times is to create a 9% veterinary services tax.

Vet medication and other products are already subject to sales tax, but the Governor wants to add a separate tax on services -- classifying veterinary care a luxury item.In addition to pet owners, this will decimate rescues already struggling to pay vet bills.

For many pets and strays, it's literally a death sentence. Please take 15 seconds to stop this NOW. You can call the Governor's automated line any time, follow prompts to note your opposition, and it will take less than 15 seconds... You don't even have to talk to anyone.

Simply: 1) Call the Governor's office at 916-445-2841

2) Select your language choice. Press "1" for English.

3) Press "5"

4) Press "1" to select the issue of extending the sales tax to veterinary

5) Press "2" to "OPPOSE" the Veterinary Services Tax proposal.

Current Mood: pissed offpissed off

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